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The Ten Worst Purveyors of Antisemitism Worldwide, #6: The Jobbik Party

Fascist “spirits” alive and well in today’s Hungary.

by
P. David Hornik

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October 27, 2013 - 8:00 am

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Jobbik was founded in 2003. Its “military wing,” the Hungarian Guard, known for its black uniforms and fascist insignia, was banned in 2009. Yet its members still turn out at Jobbik demonstrations, under the noses of the police, and Jobbik members themselves wear fascist getups at such events.

Unlike most European far-right movements, Jobbik’s targets do not include immigrants, of whom there are few in the country. Instead its villains are Roma—there are about 700,000 in Hungary; and Jews, for whom population estimates range from 50,000 to 100,000 or about .5 percent of the total population.

Jobbik’s anti-Roma activity is often violent, as in an August 2012 demonstration at a village in western Hungary. During that event Jobbik members “threw pieces of concrete and other missiles at Roma houses”; the police were notable for their nonintervention. Afterward vigilante groups roamed the village for nearly a month, threatening and harassing Romani residents.

As for the Jews, despite their small number in Hungary—down from close to a million before the Holocaust—Jobbik sees the country as caught in sinister Jewish intrigues and issues frequent antisemitic statements.

In April 2012, on the eve of Passover, Jobbik MP Zsolt Baráth gave a speech in parliament “commemorating” an anti-Jewish blood libel from 1882. A few days before Passover that year, a young girl named Eszter Solymosi disappeared in a Hungarian village. A group of 13 Jews, arrested on charges of murdering her to drain her blood for ritual purposes, was acquitted after a six-week trial.

Yet, reports Tablet Magazine, a memorial constructed in the girl’s honor several years ago “is a pilgrimage spot for Jobbik members and other far-right activists.”

When last May Budapest hosted an assembly of the World Jewish Congress, Jobbik rallied in protest and called it a “Jewish attempt to buy up Hungary.” Some of the demonstrators, the BBC reported, “wore the black uniform of…the Hungarian Guard.” Jobbik leader Gabor Vona proclaimed: “The Israeli conquerors, these investors, should look for another country in the world for themselves because Hungary is not for sale.”

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Let's see, people blaming other people for all their problems. Sounds like Dems.
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In Europe the lie of the right is that ethnicity/race is determinative. Jobbik and Dawn denounce people because of their ethnic origins. The lie of the left is that income is determinative. Leftists hate rich people, except for those who buy their way out of the left wing penalty box. North American conservatives only care about their neighbors ethnicity insofar as to the new type of food they might bring to a neighborhood potluck. This does not stop the left from hurling constant accusations of racism.
38 weeks ago
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There are some countries you just write off. Well, I do. Hungary is one of them. Greece is another. Never change. The Jew hatred will never change. And how about those Ukranians, Latvians and Lithuanians? Wonderful people, blah blah blah...
38 weeks ago
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Don't associate parties like this with conservatives (as you do in the article) have you read their party manifesto? Nationalization of all industries, massive green projects, environmentalism, pro-abortion, massive taxes on the rich, etc. They sound like your typical European socialists or Democrats
38 weeks ago
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hello. has the world ever seen a group of people more neurotic about themselves? it has to be in their nomenclature. Semitic religious extremism is absurd. i do not walk around stating i am a catholic, though i do consider myself one of the chosen ones. what character are these people to live with? are they hateful? do they make bad neighbors? is it their own society which denies relationships with others? how long will this people cult refuse to join the human race? they appear to meld in American society... all this over a tiny piece of land?
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I'm ashamed of my Hungarian ancestry.
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